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Our wide range of services ensure that every pet finds the proper care they need, no matter the ailment. In an effort to make every experience pleasant and enjoyable for you and your pet, we pride ourselves on the personalized service provided to each animal’s care. We know that your pet is part of the family, that’s why at Ramsey Veterinary Hospital they become part of ours.
Our veterinarians are available for consultation or in-hospital care to our clients and their pets 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. The emergency number is 201-574-8585.
At both wellness visits and at times of illness, your veterinarian will perform a complete physical exam. After a comprehensive discussion with you, a thorough diagnostic plan will be designed and implemented to provide your pet with the best care possible. During the wellness exam, your veterinarian will discuss an individually tailored vaccine schedule based on your pet’s lifestyle. Parasite control, nutritional, and behavioral issues can be addressed at these visits as well.
SOFT TISSUE & ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
Should your pet require a surgical procedure, our hospital is fully equipped with a state-of-the-art surgical suite providing the most comprehensive care for your pet. Continuous monitoring of all vital parameters for every patient undergoing anesthesia includes heart rate, EKG, body temperature, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation. Anesthetic protocols are tailored to the individual patient based on their health status to ensure a smooth and safe recovery. Our veterinarians are well trained in both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.
Oral exams are an essential part of every pet’s visit each time they are seen. Our veterinarians regularly perform cleanings and periodontal care in our fully equipped dental suite. Utilizing digital dental radiology, we will assess your pet for underlying dental disease. A thorough evaluation and treatment plan will be identified to ensure optimal oral and systemic health for your pet.
ULTRASOUND / RADIOLOGY / ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
We can provide state-of-the-art digital radiology and ultrasound. On-site radiology/ultrasound allows us to quickly and accurately assess diagnostic images critical to determining the best treatment plan for your pet. Our veterinarians are fully trained in both abdominal and cardiac ultrasound to complement our assessment of your pet’s health status.
FULL SERVICE LABORATORY & PHARMACY
Our hospital is equipped to provide comprehensive and rapid assessment of acute and chronic conditions for your pet including blood chemistry, thyroid and cortisol, complete blood counts, urinalysis, fecal analysis, ear/skin cytology, coagulation profiles, antibody technology to test for leptospirosis & tick-borne diseases. Advanced testing, including biopsies and cultures, are routinely sent to an outside reference laboratory.
Proper nutrition is vital in maintaining your pet’s weight and overall health. Whether it’s your pet’s yearly wellness exam, or a specific medical condition, we can evaluate and recommend an appropriate diet to meet the nutritional needs of your pet.
Our veterinarians are well trained to evaluate, diagnose, and treat many common behavior disorders. We understand the emotional connection between clients and their pets. By proper assessment of your pet’s wellbeing, environmental and social enrichment, we can work together to create customized solutions to enhance the bond between you and your pet.
In recent years, veterinarians have made great progress understanding how pets feel pain. As a result, there is a significant improvement in pain management. Pain has many manifestations and is both subjective and difficult to measure. Outward demonstration of pain can vary widely among pets. It is critical to recognize that even though your pet may not cry, vocalize, limp, or show obvious signs of pain, that doesn’t mean your pet is not in pain. Our veterinarians will evaluate your pet and address your concerns about pain and the effects of pain on quality of life. After evaluating your pet’s physical condition and overall wellbeing, we will recommend a treatment plan. Pain management options often include pain relief medication, physical therapy, and nutritional supplementation to improve your pet’s overall comfort.
PALLIATIVE/HOSPICE CARE & PET LOSS SUPPORT
Palliative care is comfort care for pets that are coping with chronic illness, life-limiting illness, and terminal diagnoses. A critical aspect of palliative care is guiding clients to help determine the quality of life of their pets. Our veterinarians will guide you through the process of decision-making regarding difficult treatment options, chronic pain management, end-of-life issues, and euthanasia. Hospice is a philosophy that promotes quality of life and comfort care for pets with terminal illness. Hospice differs from palliative care in that the pets are diagnosed as terminal, and a decision is made to provide comfort until death without choosing euthanasia. In it’s truest form, hospice is a natural approach to death neither hastening or preventing death. Our veterinarians will work with clients to provide in-home palliative care to support end-of-life choices for pets. Our veterinarians and technicians are trained in pet bereavement support to provide guidance and support. In addition, Ramsey Veterinary Hospital has a trained grief counselor on staff for those that wish to have individual or more in-depth support through end-of-life decision-making and/or bereavement support. All sessions with counselor are provided at no charge to the client.
We offer compassionate and sensitive care for your pet at end of life. In home or at our clinic, euthanasia can be arranged with you to make the experience as peaceful and stress free as possible. We can also assist you with arrangements for cemetery needs, cremation, and memorial keepsakes if desired.
DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH CERTIFICATES
If you are taking your pet across state or international borders, a health certificate is usually required. The health certificate must be signed by an accredited veterinarian to confirm that your pet has been examined and found to be free of disease. Your pet must also be up-to-date on necessary vaccines. Our veterinarians are accredited by the USDA, and they are available to help you obtain a health certificate for all domestic and international travel.
Microchipping can improve the chances of finding lost pets. A microchip is implanted at our clinic with a local anesthetic during a routine office visit. The microchip must be registered with your current contact information. When scanned, it will provide your microchip number to help reunite you and your pet. A tag is included to alert others that your pet has a microchip.
Our veterinarians are qualified to see a wide variety of pocket pets and reptiles.